Has Social Conditioning Impaired Your Ability to Adapt to Change?

by | Jul 28, 2009 | Mindset

Back in the day, before the Industrial Revolution, the pace of societal change was so slow that no one even noticed it. It was pretty much a forgone conclusion that the life of one’s children and the children of those children would be pretty much the same as your own. In this type of largely homogeneous community, ingrained perceptions and responses passed on from parent to child, one generation after another, were largely successful in meeting the situations that came up.

But the Industrial Revolution radically changed all that.

Society started to evolve and become more complex at an ever increasing rate. In fact, Alvin Toffler wrote about the reaction to this rapid change in his book Future Shock, published in 1970. And the change has only continued to accelerate since then.

Rapid advances in technology — telephones, television, computers, the Internet, e-mail and more — continuously bombard us with new information and create complex social environments, exposing us to different cultures and new ways of looking at and doing things.

In today’s world, it is no longer a good idea to rely on the perceptions and behaviors that served our parents well. This is where the new model of thought presented by Dr. Francois Sauer in his recently published book Relearn, Evolve, and Adapt can help. The book discusses a new blueprint for behavior which allows readers to examine the effectiveness of their current behavior patterns and to identify new modes of thought and behavior that will be more successful within their changing environments. The book explores

  • why it is that some people are able to adjust to a continually changing environment, while others become paralyzed and frustrated by change; and
  • why some previously successful people find themselves suddenly ineffective and lost … while others thrive.

I’ll be interviewing Dr. Sauer about the ideas in his book in Aug. 4 and would love it if you would attend! To register for the call, just go to:

During this call, we’ll learn how to harvest our creativity to:

  • Identify, understand, and fulfill our personal and professional goals and desires more effectively,
  • Think systemically, rather than linearly, and
  • Design new behaviors to succeed in the new and changing environment.

By following the blueprint outlined in Relearn, Evolve, and Adapt and discussed during this call, you can facilitate your destiny and expand your opportunities for achieving inner peace, harmony and unity, while reducing despair and frustration. If you’re reading this post after the call has taken place, don’t worry. You can go ahead and register for the downloadable mp3 recording of the call.

Also, I’ve been posting on Twitter notes from the book as I read it. You can read these notes … and join the discussion … at http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23adaptnow.


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